Police presence at FSU’s Stone Building cleared after bomb threat

Florida State University police say the Stone Building on West Call Street was evacuated...
Florida State University police say the Stone Building on West Call Street was evacuated Thursday because of a bomb threat.(Savannah Kelley -- WCTV)
Published: Jul. 14, 2022 at 12:26 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 14, 2022 at 1:08 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Florida State University police say the Stone Building on West Call Street was evacuated Thursday because of a bomb threat.

According to the Florida State University Police Department, someone called in a bomb threat that was “vague” about the location on campus a little before noon.

FSUPD searched multiple locations, including the Stone Building, prompting the evacuation.

FSU sent out a message about “a heavy police presence” at the Stone Building via its alert system at 12:08 p.m. Thursday.

Police did a thorough check of the Stone Building, even using Capitol Police K-9s for help, and found nothing.

FSUPD says it doesn’t know much about the caller, but the call did come from an overseas number.

That building is on the northwest side of campus, on the corner of Call Street and Stadium Drive.

This threat happened after a series of bomb threats against several colleges across the state on Wednesday. FSU’s Panama City campus also received threats on Thursday. Classes were canceled there, and an “all-clear” was given at the Holley Academic Center.

At around 1:05 p.m., WCTV’s reporter in the area said police left the Stone Building’s area and it appeared the threat was over. Officers on the scene did not provide information to our reporter.

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